Rite Standard Bobbin
The Rite Standard Bobbin is probably the most popular model in the Rite bobbin lineup. The Standard works for just about any fly pattern you may want to tie. From small midges to bigger saltwater flies, the Standard can do it all. With a high quality ceramic tube, it's also going to be very durable and prevent your thread from fraying. Of course, it wouldn't be a Rite Bobbin without the brass "click" drag adjustment, allowing you to control thread tension as you tie.
- Ultra-versatile fly tying bobbin
- Ceramic thread tube
- Small diameter barrel
- Removable vinyl grip
- Solid brass arm
- "Click" drag adjustment
- 1-9 ounces of thread tension
Year after year these bobbins never fail me. Built like a tank, feel great in the hand, and work like a charm.
Being a bit "old school", I was leery of giving up the tension control of a traditional bobbin based on how it feels in the hand. After tying a dozen of flies with the Rite Bobbin, I knew I had nothing to worry about. The operation was smooth, and being able to adjust the tension based on the different materials used was a dream. Sometimes it pays to expand your horizons.
Great bobbin, easy to adjust thread tension while tying flies.
I've had problems with other "screw adjustable" bobbins coming loose while using them, or being so sensitive you can't get the tension you want being either too tight or too loose. The Rite Bobbin protects the adjustment screw, so it stays where you put it, and it gives you plenty of adjustment. I am very happy with it and will be getting another soon.
The Rite Bobbin is the best bobbin I have ever used. The adjustment is smooth and precise. You never have to worry about breaking your thread no matter how fine the thread is. Once the tension is set it stays that way. No need to readjust. I have tied many flies, large to very small for sixty years and have never had a bobbin so comfortable, reliable and easy to use.